Wednesday, September 5, 2007

iPhone for $399

Apple announced a $200 price cut on the iPhone just two months after its release and it has set off a firestorm of indignant comments by Apple fan boys (uh, I mean early adopters) of how they got screwed by Apple and they should sue the company for lowering the price. All this for a product that as far as I can tell anyone can get if they go to the Apple store since it's far from selling out.

I don't think I need to say much on how silly their arguments are although I can also sympathize to a certain extent especially for those who might have have bought it only a couple of weeks ago because they needed a new phone. However, the one argument that just seems so ridiculous is the one that says, "I'm ok with the price cuts if it happens 6 months after launch rather then two." How does 6 months, or 5 months, 3 months or 2 months matter? What changed during those extra 4 months?

I wonder if any of the complainers will be home buyers 'cause they're going to suffer from a serious case of buyer's remorse.

1 comment:

  1. While I can empathize with those who purchased a week or 2 ago, they're covered anyway by Apple's purchase policy which states that you can go get the price difference back on an Apple product if the price for it went down within 10 days of your purchase. Although I suppose they should have made it 14 days. But for those who've used it already for at least a month, them's the breaks.

    But knowing Americans these days, I'd say give 'em at least a week and we'll see the lawsuits fly.